Switching to Sheets from Microsoft Excel

7. Export spreadsheets

In this section:

7.1 Print spreadsheets
7.2 Download in different formats
7.3 Make a copy
7.4 Email a copy

7.1 Print spreadsheets

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Excel: 
Print

Sheets: 
Print

Print copies in 2013 version

Excel 2013
 

Print copies in 2010 version

Excel 2010

To print your spreadsheet, click Fileand thenPrint or click Print Print.

You can choose which sheets to print, what features to include, and which layout you want.

Select Print

7.2 Download in different formats

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Excel:
Save As

Sheets:
Download

Select the "Change File Type" option, under "Export" in the 2013 version

Excel 2013
 

Save as option under File in menu in 2010 version

Excel 2010

You can download your spreadsheet and open it in other programs.

Click Fileand thenDownload as and choose one of the following formats:

  • Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
  • OpenDocument format (.ods)
  • Adobe® PDF document (.pdf)
  • Comma-separated values (.csv)
  • Tab-separated values (.tsv)
  • Web page (.zip)    

Download a spreadsheet and open with another program

7.3 Make a copy

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Excel:
Copy

Sheets:
Make a copy

Cut, copy, paste, and use format painter in 2013 version

Excel 2013 and 2010

Copying a spreadsheet is useful for creating templates. For example, if you write a lot of project plans, make copies of one plan. Then, update each copy for a new project without having to format it again.

  1. Click Fileand thenMake a copy.
  2. (Optional) You can rename the copy, change where you save it in Drive, and share it with the same collaborators.

The option to make a copy appears when you click File

7.4 Email a copy

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Excel:
Send as Attachment

Sheets:
Email as attachment

Send as attachment in 2013 version

Excel 2013
 

Save and send in 2010  version

Excel 2010

If you need to collaborate with someone on your spreadsheet in your old program or format, such as PDF or Excel, you can email it as an attachment.

  1. Open the spreadsheet and click Fileand thenEmail as attachment.
  2. Select a format.
  3. Enter the email addresses or groups you want to send copies to.
  4. Add a message.
  5. Click Send.

Click "File" to open the "Email as attachment" window

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